Cavendish University Graduates 709 Students

Musician Joseph Mayanja commonly known as Chameleon and the Kenyan Member of Parliament Hon. John Walter Owino of the Awendo constituency in the republic of Kenya graduated with other 709 students at Cavendish University Uganda during its 12th graduation ceremony.

The occasion, running under the theme,” Strengthening Academia/ Industry partnerships for Increasing Graduate Employability and Entrepreneurship,” has been  presided over by the former president of the republic of Nigeria, HE. Jonathan Good luck , who is the current University Chancellor and  graced by the Minister in charge of Science, Technology and Innovation, Hon. Monica Musenero on Thursday at Speke resort hotel In Kampala.

Chameleon, has been awarded with a Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy while Hon. Owino has mastered the same course, thereby acquiring a 

Masters of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy. It should however be remembered that Hon. Owino graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in International Relations in 2021 ,¬† a year after chameleon was admitted as a student.

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Hon. Monica Musenero,  implored graduates to be people of integrity and that there are opportunities around the world hence graduates should not be grumblers, they should instead copy the innovativeness seen in the University and identify problems by turning them into opportunities since innovation is the driving force behind progress.

“I commend Cavendish University for fostering the culture of innovation among its students and in the faculties.” She said.

According to Jonathan Goodluck, “the graduates, to be released into the world should  put into use their acquired knowledge, skills, and competencies. They will need either to find jobs or to startup ventures for self-employment. In today’s rapidly evolving world, the demands of the job market are continually changing, because employers seek graduates who possess not only a solid academic foundation but also the practical skills and industry relevant experiences necessary to excel in their chosen fields. This is where the collaboration between academia and industry becomes paramount.

He included that academia and industry partnerships foster a dynamic ecosystem that bridges the gap between theory and practice,therefore by working hand in hand, Universities and industries can co-create educational programmes that align with the needs of the job market for example  through internships, cooperative education programmes, and collaborative research initiatives, students gain exposure to real-world challenges, develop a deeper of industry dynamics, and enhance their employability.

The partnerships between Academia and Industry provide a platform for industry professionals to share their expertise, mentor students, and offer invaluable insights into the workings of the corporate world, by tapping into this vast reservoir of knowledge and experience, graduates are better equipped to adapt to the rapidly changing landscape and contribute meaningfully, Goodluck  emphasized.

By B Mwibo

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